Sometime Tuesday night/Wednesday morning, DiskWarrior finally completed “Step 5: Locating directory data…” which gives an elapsed time of 200-216 hours or almost 9 days! It’s currently working on “Step 6: Overlapped files detected: 146″ which translates to quite a bit of manual effort for me. Step 6 has been running for somewhere between 26-41 hours as of this post.
- Don’t trust Apple’s disk diagnostics. Run the S.M.A.R.T. diagnostics from the DW CD before attempting recovery with DW!
- If the diagnostics indicate disk failure, don’t use DW. Try DataRescue instead. There’s no point running DW on failing hardware.
I’ll update this post as steps are finished.
: It’s been on step 6 all day, now up to 186 overlapped files detected, sigh. I’m about to leave for the night. Hopefully tomorrow will be the day I get my data back…
: It spent all weekend on step 6, now up to 675 overlapped files after more than 5 days. Ugh!
: Step 6 has been running 6 days. Overlaped files detected: 807. And counting…
: 7 days, 935 overlapped files. I am so screwed…
: It’s now been almost 9 days since step 5 completed. Step 6: Overlapped files detected: 1124
: 12 days on step 6 now, 1605 overlapped files. I’ve got a lot of time invested in this, but I’m starting to wonder if it’ll be worth it. (Of course, my co-workers have been telling me to bail on this process for quite a while now. Considering that I’ve been running DW for three weeks, they have some reason.)
: Step 6 is on its 19th day, 2512 overlapped files. I’ve been running DiskWarrior for 4 weeks straight. I’m really missing my laptop (whimper). I’ll be crossing the 1-month boundary this week, and if it’s not done by then I’m giving up.
: After more than five weeks (and 4586 overlapped files) on “Step 6,” I’m giving up.